Professor Sanford Biggers Wins 2017 Rome Prize

April 26, 2017

Sanford Biggers, associate professor in the Visual Arts program, has been named one of six recipients of the 2017 Rome Prize in visual arts. The prize, given by the American Academy in Rome, “supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities through fellowships at its eleven-acre campus in Rome, Italy,” according to Artforum. The recipients “will be provided with room and board, a stipend that ranges from $16,000 and $28,000 depending on the length of the fellowship, and studio space.”

Sanford Biggers is an installation, video, and performance artist whose work has been exhibited at the Tate Britain and Tate Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Studio Museum Harlem. He has been a fellow in programs including the Socrates Sculpture Park Residency, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council World Views AIR Program, and the P.S.1 International Studio Program.

In 2012, the Brooklyn Museum held a retrospective of Biggers, encompassing 10 years of his work. Biggers has also had solo exhibitions The Sculpture Center in Queens and in the Main Hall at MassMOCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.